I don’t think this was quite what they intended when they sent the tweet out.
But I suppose there’s an element of truth to it, so it’s not as if the fans were being particularly mean, just pointing out the truth, and sometimes the truth hurts.
So yesterday marked the 29th birthday of former QPR player Idrissa Sylla. The Guinean forward made 64 appearances in W12 between 2016 and 2018, and managed to find the back of the net 17 times, which led to the QPR Twitter account using the term ‘goal machine’ to describe him.
Although a lot of QPR fans weren’t too impressed with the term ‘goal machine’, as they felt that was very much overstating what he managed to bring to Loftus Road during his time. So when they saw the tweet, rather than do the courteous thing and wish him a happy birthday, they decided to question his credentials.
'goal machine' bit of an overstatement😂😂
— Conor Forkin (@conor_forkin) December 3, 2019
Goal machine lol
— Harry 🦍 (@harryspencerr) December 3, 2019
Goal every 3.5 games is some machine
— Littlejonboy (@l1ttlejonboy) December 3, 2019
Goal machine! 🤣🤣🤣
— Somos QPR (@Somos_QPR) December 3, 2019
— Arctic Blonde 87 (@arcticblonde87) December 3, 2019
Imagine calling him a goal machine 😂😂
— Bill McEniry (@Mceniryqpr2001) December 3, 2019
— Alex (@qprAL27) December 3, 2019
'God'Sylla should still be playing for us. He had a real knack for being in the right place at the right time. A good goals per game ratio for someone who was never given a decent run in the side.
— EsoxLucius27 (@ELucius27) December 3, 2019
Where do the club need to invest the most in January?
Again, they aren’t wrong with what they’re saying, just perhaps think of a better time and place to say these kind of things, rather than running his special day.